2021-05-18 Net Minutes


Check-ins (24)

  • Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)
  • Jeff McDowell (KI5CES)
  • Don Ling (WB5CKO)
  • Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)
  • Ken Reeves (KE5FIV)
  • Dominick Adamo, Jr. (KG5JRA)
  • Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)
  • Mike Wisby (KA5HIA)
  • Vic Pears (KX8V)
  • Bill Rose (K5WTR)
  • Randy Field (K5RLF)
  • Garrett Martin (W5HVS)
  • Dick Zimmer (W5DZ)
  • Lance Smith (KI5ETF)
  • Ron Hambric (N5SBN)
  • Harold Turbyfill (KG5SDG)
  • Mark Coppock (KG5PDT)
  • Carl Kinerd (WN4Y)
  • Brad Snyder (KG5SDE)
  • Bennie Naiser (KA5TWB)
  • Gerald Golub (W5VUI)
  • Phil Gates (N5ZKF)
  • Jeff French (KM5TW)
  • Chris MacCannell (KI5POS)

Officer Reports

President Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Rainy week
    • 1/2 in. already
    • flash flood watch through Thursday
    • tornado watch for next hour
  • Thanks to all who attended the virtual meeting this Saturday
  • Field Day is a go!
    • 2021-06-26/27
    • Brian Bachmann Park
    • Help needed, especially overnight! Please email vice-president@w5bcs.org if you’d like to help
  • Special Events
    • K2CAM – this weekend commemorating Charles Lindbergh’s trans-Atlantic flight
  • Repeater noise has been pretty bad
    • Hopefully will be fixed soon
    • New antenna has been ordered
    • Thanks to all who have volunteered their time and expertise to diagnose the problem

Vice-President Rick Pfeil (KI5DUJ)

  • Field Day Preparations
    • Need to sell Raffle Tickets
      • Let me know if you want to buy any or get any to sell to friends
      • $100 worth of tickets includes next year’s membership
    • Prizes:
      • $500 HRO gift certificate
      • Benelli Nova 12 GA Shotgun
      • Yaesu FT-60R
      • Custom-made wallet from Richard Epting (KG5WIV)
    • Hope to have 4 stations operating all night
    • Need help for setup, operating radios, and tearing down
    • Dinner will be available (recommended $10 donations)
    • Hourly door prize drawings

Secretary Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • Expect minutes at the conclusion of the net as usual
  • New battery for HT
  • Getting ready for Field Day
    • fldigi remote control for my ICOM IC-7300

Treasurer Lorna Flansburg (KI5FIZ)

  • current balance: $4,734.66
  • 58 members
    • not too late to renew (can also turn in at Field Day)
  • Thanks to all who have helped us raise funds through Amazon Smile

Announcements / Comments

Question for conversation: Do you own a Raspberry Pi? If so, what do you use it for?

Bill Rose (K5WTR)

  • 3 Raspberry Pis
    • DMR hotspot
    • (former) web server
    • still in the packaging… have big plans
  • http://k5wtr.com will be going down for good at the end of the month
    • Get anything you want before it’s gone!
    • Too much trouble to keep up

Carl Kinerd (WN4Y)

  • Antique shops? Looking for parts for ICOM 2400A dual-band mobile receiver
    • N5ZKF: K5ZY and Sammy come to mind

Matthew Barry (KG5LYE)

  • A few Raspberry Pis:
    • Mostly for network infrastructure
    • Pi-Hole DNS filter and network-wide ad-blocker
    • VPN entrypoint

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Use Raspberry Pi 3b+ for Digital voice gateway: DMR, C4FM, etc.

Buy / Sell

Phil Gates (N5ZKF)

  • Vintage Westinghouse Radio Receiver (ca. 1930s)
    • AM band receiver
    • Could use some more work (missing some components like pointers, speaker, etc.)
    • Might also be turned into a vintage-looking Bluetooth speaker
    • Contact n5zkf@arrl.net if interested

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